We are quite enamored by Clara's new sleeping position.
I'm a little weary tonight. Yesterday was such a happy day. We figured out why that was. We didn't talk to the doctor yesterday. No news is good news. Today we spoke with him twice. He really is such a great man and we are grateful for his kindness and expertise. I have picked up on the facial expressions that signal he's about to deliver some not so pleasant news. I don't think he really liked telling us that after her 6 rounds of chemotherapy and surgery we will go to Seattle for 2 solid 32-50 day stays while they perform the stem cell transplant. We didn't like hearing it either. But, we accept it and will do whatever we need to do to help our Clara get better.
This isn't a disease of convenience. There are millions of people who know this better than we do. One day at a time, is our new motto. To go beyond that is too overwhelming. I'm learning lessons of patience and submitting to the will of the Lord. It is impossible to ignore His hand in preparing me for this trial and in strengthening me throughout it. He knows me. He knows Clara. He knows you. His plan is perfect and His love is for all.
“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. … It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire."